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Hallmark's "A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado"--Cute Movie, Dumb Premise

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Starring:  Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor Released: 2020 Summary:  A woman is forced to convince a firefighter to give her the spruce tree from his property so she can use it in her town's upcoming Christmas celebration. Grace Sunar plays Claire in A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado.  Image:  Crown Media A Sweet Story About Adoption Much like Christmas Town , this movie is about the profound impact adoption has on children stuck in "the system," wondering if anyone will ever take them home and love them like a real family. Kevin Snyder (Mark Taylor) is a firefighter living in Brooklyn, Colorado.  An orphan once himself before being adopted, Kevin gives back by adopting his own daughter, Claire.  Despite being a single dad with not much room for anything else in his life besides work and Claire, the two make a happy, little family. Typical Politicians Industry needs a boost in Brooklyn, Colorado, and Erin Chambers (Rochelle Aytes), the director of community development,

Hallmark's Christmas in Montana--Not a Good Fit for Kellie Martin

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Starring:   Kellie Martin and Colin Ferguson Released:   2019 Summary:   A woman goes to Montana to help a man save his ranch, and her time there helps restore her faith in Christmas. Image:  Crown Media, United States LLC Is Hallmark Combating Ageism? Hallmark's recent movies often look like pro-affirmative action statements, and it seems Hallmark also doesn't want to be accused of ageism--discriminating against love birds of advanced ages. Kellie Martin and Colin Ferguson look to be in their mid-50's, but they are 44 and 47, respectively.  Gasp.  While some forty-somethings can pass for their early thirties, these two can't.   When Sara (Martin) tells Travis (Ferguson) he'll make a great dad someday, my jaw dropped.  His name isn't Abraham. Before you get testy, let me say that I'm also in my late 40's, not some young whipper-snapper criticizing my elders. No matter how old we get, we still feel like the same young per

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